1917 – World War I
San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth and Waco have been designated as Texas centers for the receiving of books to be forwarded to the soldiers in France. The books are being gathered under the direction of the library war council of the American Library Association, which is seeking to raise $1,000,000 to equip libraries in the camps at home and abroad. Books collected in San Antonio and Austin and adjacent territory will be forwarded to the Carnegie Library, San Antonio.
The first F.H.A. loan was made in San Antonio with the federal government co-signing the note of E.K. Aszmann, 313 Regina. The loan was for remodeling a bathroom.
San Antonio was braced for the impact of heavy rains, flooding and high winds spawned by movement of Hurricane Carla onto Texas’ central coastline.